Empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies.
Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that takes into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Read more about MIL.
This clearinghouse on MIL encourages the user’s active participation. Read more about how to contribute.
The Fourth International Conference of Media Literacy: Multidisciplinary Approach of Media Literacy Research and Practice – 5-6 November 2015 Hong Kong
After decades of development, the research and practice of media literacy education has gradually become mature. The field of media literacy is located at the crossroad of many academic disciplines and it possesses a multidisciplinary characteristic. For both research and practice, media literacy is not restricted to be carried out in a single discipline. Media literacy attracts scholars and educators from communication studies, education, journalism, cultural studies, health communication, language, arts, new media, etc. to work in this field and establish diversified development. This conference will be held in Hong Kong Baptist University. It is hoped that, in the 21st century new media environment, outstanding scholars and educators can gather together to discuss the new developmental path of media literacy education. More information here: http://milunesco.unaoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Call-for-papers-V3.pdf